5 Tips for Courtship in Islam (Watch)

In this video, professional counselor Karim Serageldin gives tips to keep in mind as you get to know someone for the sake of Muslim marriage in a western cultural context. Karim Serageldin, founder of Noor, completed his BA in psychology & religion, followed by an MA in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling. He is a certified life coach with years […]

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10 Tips for A Thriving Marriage

There’s something you already know: that your marriage is worth investing in. By Dunia Shuaib Everyone dreams of having a passionate and fulfilling marriage. Yet, few actually take the time to learn, plan, and invest in their relationships. Your crops will only yield as much as the effort you put into harvesting and nurturing them. The same applies to your […]

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How to have a Happy Family

Below are some steps you can take to make your family life more relaxing and enjoyable. One thing to remember is that In family life its always the small steps that add up to big results. Plan for Disciplining Children The first issue that arises for parents is how to discipline the children. It is important that before having children […]

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I Won’t Let My Husband Have a Second Wife!

Polygamy has always been and will continue to be a controversial issue since it has to do with the most important and ever lasting relationship on earth, the relationship between man and woman. Being a Muslim woman, I know that Islam gives the right to men to have up to four wives. However, to me, I still believe that Islam […]

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An Intimate Ramadan

So, you have set your Ramadan goals and are on your way to achieving them with consistency and persistence, insha Allah. Everyone seems to have set their sights on creating a productive ramadan by increasing our ibadah in terms of prayer, sadaqah, Qur’an, etc. However, one aspect of ibadah (or an aspect which can be considered sadaqah when done with […]

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Islam and Intimacy

In Islam satisfying one’s sexual appetite is a both a vehicle to perpetuating the human race and curbing one’s most basic and primitive desires. A rewarding Intention: Lawfully satisfying one’s sexual appetite is a means of lowering one’s gaze and guarding one’s modesty. It is by the Mercy of Allah that muslims are rewarded for lawfully satisfying their sexual appetites. […]

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How to choose your Wife

When searching for a wife the most important principle one has to understand is that whatever pleases you about a woman will suffice. There are further clarifications in Islam on what are the qualities you should be looking for in a wife. This is one of the rights of your children upon you that you choose a good mother for […]

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Marrying overseas

Many Muslims for a variety of reasons have ventured into getting married across borders and cultures in many different scenarios. This has worked for many people and has been a disaster for others. We have looked into this matter and have found the success and failure factors in these marriages. To dig deeper into this topic we have to separate […]

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Courting according to Islam

Please understand the following principles as many people take them lightly and make many mistakes. Please read this brief explanation of each section but if more information is needed please research the topic further. Proposing or Approaching First step is to propose to the family or the sister directly. In Arabic the word for this is “khitbah”, known to us […]

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The Islamic Marriage Contract

The marriage (Nikah) contract is a very important element in finalizing the marriage and making a man and a woman lawful for each other. This is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest contract you will ever sign. This is a contract with which you take on a life partner and a start of a family. There are […]

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